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The California Achievement Test (CAT) is one of the most widely used of the student assessments for basic academic skills. The CAT provides educators, students and their parents with a measure of achievement and national comparison in reading, language, spelling, and mathematics.
For students needing special accommodations, Academic Excellences offers the complete online achievement testing in an untimed format. Like the timed version, this test provides a comprehensive assessment across reading, language, and mathematics. Tests are divided into multiple sections that can be easily administered by parents or educators. These tests can be taken over as many sessions as necessary based upon the schedule of the student and provide total flexibility.
Meeting most state and umbrella school requirements for annual testing, the California Achievement Test offered by Academic Excellence provides insight into students' scholastic progress by scoring grade equivalency, percentile ranking, and stanine. Click here for an explanation of the scores.
Benefits of utilizing Academic Excellence online achievement testing include:
◦ Reliable and up-to-date results based on biannual norming
◦ Freedom to test according to your schedule
◦ No bachelor’s degree required for test administration
◦ Flexibility to divide tests into multiple sessions, as needed
◦ Our tests do not expire
◦ Stress free testing with complete proctoring by the online system
◦ Immediate scores and results
◦ 24/7 access to tests and results
◦ Printable results
◦ Device friendly; access using desktop, laptop, and/or tablet with no scrolling necessary to take the test
◦ Professionally developed and produced with the permission of the original publisher
◦ Widely recognized and accepted by state and local educational agencies
Certificate of Completion: As an added value to our customers, Academic Excellence is pleased to provide a free, printable certificate of achievement to all students who complete an AE California Achievement Test. You can view a sample of the certificate here.
Premium Scoring: Receive additional scoring, such as composite scores, along with charts and graphs for easier analysis of test results. Click here to view a sample premium scoring report.
Practice Test: We understand that parents may have some reservations prior to the first time their students take an online test. As an option, we offer an additional practice CAT in order to acclimate students to the online testing process. This test is approximate 25% the length of the actual test, and provides only a count of the correctly answered questions. If this option fits your need, please select it above.
Recommendation Service: Academic Excellence's independent recommendation service is for home educators who would like to receive customized curriculum recommendations based upon the achievement test results. Academic Excellence is not affiliated with any curriculum publisher and provides objective, experienced feedback on curriculum. The Academic Excellence staff have been involved in home education since 1987 and have extensive experience with curriculum providers and the spectrum of homeschooling philosophies.
The resource recommendations from Academic Excellence are strategically selected to strengthen and improve competency and mastery in academic areas presented in standardized testing. These key selected resources make excellent "tutoring aides" and addenda to any curriculum. Our goal in developing the Academic Excellence recommendation service is to provide parents with user friendly, economical resources that strengthen students' academic achievement and testing skills; focus tutoring and teaching efforts; and facilitate preparation for and success in ACT, SAT, and college testing. All recommendations are based upon the student's test scores and our staff's extensive experience with home education. Each of the primary recommendations are provided in correlation to individual students' scores to questions and sections of standardized tests. Secondary resources are often challenging, educational games or less formal learning practices. Each recommendation is measured by ease of use by parents; levels of response, enjoyment, and success by students; and affordability. By targeting and addressing students' deficit areas with easy to use and economical tutorial resources, test scores, grades, and confidence elevate and improve. Recommendations in students' areas of proficiency keep students engaged, challenged, and progressing in all subject areas. We have found this to be an easy, economical way to ensure academic excellence and success.
◦ Student First Name - Enter the first name of the student to be tested in the space provided.
◦ Student Last Name - Enter the last name of the student to be tested in the space provided.
◦ Grade Level - If you are testing in the middle of school year, select the student's current grade level. If you are testing at the end of school year or between school years, select the next grade level for the student; not the student's past grade level.
◦ Premium Scoring - Now standard on all full tests at no extra charge.
◦ Add Practice CAT - Select if you would like to receive a practice online achievement test for your student.
◦ Recommendation Service - Indicate if you want Curriculum Recommendation Service.
◦ Add to Cart - Enter information for one student only, then select the Add to Cart button.
Once you have placed your California Achievement Test purchase with Academic Excellence, you will receive both an order confirmation and an email containing the user name and password to log into the Academic Excellence education portal. Please allow up to twenty minutes to receive this email and check your spam folder if you do not receive the email.
If you wish to purchase testing services for another student, or wish to make other purchases, select the Continue Shopping link after viewing your shopping cart.
This was our first year using this test and first year testing and the experience was excellent. My child's scoring was easy to read and the results were promptly delivered. Mrs. Lanikka Hutchins on 26th Sep 2022
Easy-to-use. Great customer service. 100% would use again. Noelle on 16th Sep 2022
A good comparison to our state's EOG exams. It was well paced and thought out. My daughter did not feel overwhelmed or in a hurry to answer. Having the grade as soon as completed is an added bonus. (Rising 4th grader) Stephany Ramirez on 14th Sep 2022
This is my 2nd yr using the CAT test and will continue to use as long as I homeschool. Tests are easy to understand, and makes me happy knowing that my children are learning what they are suppose to and more.
Results come in right after completion which is an A+ in my book. Yoann on 13th Sep 2022
Great information and results come instantly and in a variety of forms.
Jen Bell on 13th Sep 2022
I purchased a test for each of my children, easy process, easy selection in regards to grade level for the tests, and a quick and simple transaction. My children and I really like the option to be able to exit and come back, that way they could take the test over a period of several days. We received the test results quickly after submitting the test. Overall, we are highly satisfied with Academic Excellence and the CAT Test Untimed for our homeschooling testing needs and we will be using both of them again! Unknown on 12th Sep 2022
We have used this testing option several times. It's very easy to use, with scores available immediately. Highly recommend! K Wade on 11th Sep 2022
I ordered the cat Not timed.It was very easy to navigate and to save to come back at a later time. Worked very well for my son. Cinda W on 9th Sep 2022
This test covers everything that you need to submit for end of year, homeschooling requirements. I have been homeschooling my child for the last 7 years and I continue to use this test because there is no reason to try something different. I have never had any problems from my local ESC after submitting them my daughter’s test results. Also, the test is pretty straightforward and easy to administer. It’s nice that they offer online and non-timed versions which is how my daughter tests. I highly recommend Academic Excellence! Lexi Lee on 9th Sep 2022
First time users, will definitely use again. Great to know where my child's learning level is to tailor our new homeschool year. I'm only sad I don't know about this last year. This test is amazing. Great way to prepare for the new school year. Unknown on 5th Sep 2022